MHG5032 - Talisker

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NG33SW 2 328 301.

(NG 328 301) Martin mentions a village at Talisker c.1695 (M Martin 1934) and c.1772 Pennant describes near Talisker House "the vestiges of some small buildings, and by them a heap of stones with a basaltic column set erect, in the middle". (presumably a cairn)
T Pennant 1776; M Martin 1934; Visited by OS (A C) 24 January 1961.

The deserted village of Talisker comprises about 25 ruined buildings with yards and enclosures. This run-rig township with much lazy-bed cultivation in evidence.
The village occupies a W facing shelf below high cliffs on the E side of the Sleadale valley. The probable cairn noted by Pennant was not found and local enquiries were fruitless. (Visible on RAF air photographs CPE/Scot/UK/274: 3199-20)
Visited by OS (C F W) 2 June 1961.

A township, comprising three unroofed buildings and one enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Isle of Skye 1881, sheet xxxvii). Sixteen unroofed buildings and six enclosures are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1968).
Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 12 November 1996.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NG 3260 3010 (315m by 471m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG33SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish BRACADALE

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